Donor Countries Promise to Provide US$89 Million to Khmer Rouge Tribunal
AKP Phnom Penh, February 28, 2012 –
Donor countries have pledged to provide US$89 million to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT) for its 2012-2013 process, said here yesterday Mr. Neth Pheaktra, spokesperson for the KRT, upon the return of a KRT delegation from a meeting held in New York.
This financial assistance reflects their support and trust on the KRT, stressed the spokesperson, adding that it also shows the KRT’s transparency and work effectiveness.
Japan, Australia, Germany, the UK and the European Union have made their promise at the meeting, he pointed out.
Between 2006 and 2011, the KRT has spent some US$141.1 million – US$33.2 million by the national component and US$107.9 million by the international component. Japan is the biggest donor providing US$70.75 million since the beginning of the tribunal.
By LIM Nary